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This was Brainerd - Aug. 31

Posted: August 30, 2012 - 4:01pm

AUGUST 31

20 years ago (1992)

(Adv.) On the Gull Lake Narrows – It’s The Channel Inn and Granny’s Pub. Lakeside dining every night. Fantastic Sunday Brunch – All you Can Eat $6.95. Tues. & Thur. Tacos – 3 for $1.00. In the Piano Bar it’s “Pat and Jack” Wednesday – Sunday.

30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) The Lakes Area Concert Assn. is currently seeking members for its five-concert season. Shown at a recent meeting are Maryanna Claxton, Betty Alderman, president Curt Nielsen, Linda Hanson and Norm Wend of Allied Concerts in Minneapolis.

40 years ago (1972)

New teachers added to the staff of the Brainerd school district include: Karla Nelson, Whittier; Lowell Scearcy, Bob Polich and Lynn Harker, Franklin; Sandra Polich, Baxter; Roy Androli, Vocational School; and Virginia Brauer, Special Ed at State Hospital.

60 years ago (1952)

Little five year olds traded toys for pencils and crayons today as school opened in the Brainerd district. The 260 tots raised total attendance to 2,105. The register at Washington High showed 817 students, and Franklin Junior High had 657.

80 years ago (1932)

The theory that sweet peppers could not be grown in Brainerd was put to the test early this spring when Mrs. Louis Favrou disregarded advice of neighbors and set out two dozen plants. Peppers brought to the Dispatch measured five inches high and 12 around.

100 years ago (1912)

A. A. White of St. Paul, the well known real estate man, missed the train the other day and sprinted two blocks down the track trying to catch it. After that burst of speed the onlookers were convinced of the athletic abilities of Mr. White.